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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Tom Herbert, Gary Slate, & Kevin Leary - 1990
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Oct 31, 2006

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Austin Archer on the 10a extension of Venom


Venom is one of my personal favorites at Owens. It is a short little pitch but it packs a punch. The climbing is very interesting (and at times awkward) and a fun departure from the more common enduro-pumpfest.

Begin on the south-facing wall just around the corner from the Sendero Luminoso arete. This is the righthand of two lines that I believe share the same anchor. Climb up the somewhat insecure, right-leaning wide crack to the first clip (a bit spicy) and then begin working up a series of flakes and corners past a definite crux at mid-height.


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By Tavis Ricksecker
Dec 22, 2009

A wee bit of steep fun choss in the beginning, then a definite crux sequence, followed by climbing that never really feels trivial, all the way to the anchor. :)
By rickziegler Ziegler
Mar 13, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

4 bolt extension added. Enjoyable 5.10a on clean rock. 35m from ground to top mussy hooks.
FA: Rick Ziegler and Austin Archer. 3/2012
By T.J. Esposito
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 28, 2014

Short people rejoice! If you're tall and lanky, the crux on this feels like a 12a/b.
From: San Francisco
Dec 2, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Really a perfect sport route! Sustained the whole way, good mix of technique and power needed, DEFINITE crux which is a full sequence (not just a move), and even a small battle just before the chains!
By Samuel Trimboli
Apr 22, 2016

Pumpy Climbing into excellent crux moves and strong 5.10 to the anchors. Just the right amount of choss after the crux! Do it!

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